Table 2

Impact of variables on decision to refer symptomatic patient

Variable

OR

Robust S.E.

P>|z|

95% C.I.


Respondent variables


Respondent age

30–39

5.3

2.72

0.001

1.9 to 14.5

40–49

3.2

1.74

0.03

1.1 to 9.3

Years in practice (20+)

3

1.24

0.007

1.3 to 6.8


Vignette variables


Age in vignette (> 60 years)

2.95

0.46

<0.001

2.2 to 4.0

Duration of symptoms (6 weeks)

2.3

0.38

<0.001

1.7 to 3.2

Rectal bleeding

11.76

2.99

<0.001

7.1 to 19.4

Altered bowel habit

4.94

0.84

<0.001

3.5 to 6.9

Iron Deficiency anaemia

7.12

1.28

<0.001

5.0 to 10.2

Weight loss

2.62

0.46

<0.001

1.9 to 3.7


Jiwa et al. BMC Family Practice 2008 9:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-9-2

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